Welcome to the Vanderbilt Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

Infectious diseases is one of the most exciting and challenging fields of medicine. The faculty members of the Division are committed to providing fellows with an exceptional fellowship experience to serve as the building block for a successful career in infectious diseases.

The Division’s strengths include NIH-funded programs in basic and translational research of HIV, Helicobacter pylori, Clostridium, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Epidemiology and patient oriented research initiatives are also flourishing in vaccine development (for HIV and other pathogens), hospital epidemiology, and emerging/re- emerging infections.

The Division has a history of strong collaborations, including those with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health..

Institute for Global Health

Outstanding clinical programs are in place at the Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Nashville Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center. These include inpatient consultative services at each hospital and a dedicated Transplantation Infectious Diseases team serving both Vanderbilt and the Nashville VA.

Outpatient consultative care includes general infectious diseases, orthopedic infections, tuberculosis, and travel medicine. Division faculty and fellows provide longitudinal primary care at one of the largest HIV outpatient programs in the country, the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic, and also supervise the inpatient team caring for hospitalized patients with HIV.

The Division is deeply involved in teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and  our colleagues in practice.

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases fellowship program is to train the next generation of leaders in the field of infectious diseases by seamlessly integrating discovery and application of new knowledge with structured mentorship. We aim to provide a collaborative environment that fosters training of fellows in broad disciplines such as clinical care, education, translational and basic research, and public health. Specifically, our objective is to train our graduates for an independent and successful career in private practice, public health or academia. To that end, they will develop expertise in providing consultation in areas including but not limited to antibiotic stewardship and infection prevention, immunocompromised host/transplant infectious diseases, care of the HIV-infected patient, and global health. We are also committed to providing opportunities for scholarly pursuits and exposing our trainees to the unique resources that exist at Vanderbilt such as bioinformatics and precision medicine. We strive to augment our curriculum with experiences and electives that foster the unique interests of each fellow, while serving a diverse patient population. Our mission is enhanced by our strong emphasis on wellness, interdisciplinary collaboration, social and intellectual diversity, commitment to lifelong self-learning, and professionalism, teamwork and collegiality.

Thank you for considering the Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program!

Anna Person
Dr. Anna Person, Fellowship Director
Christina Fiske